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Probabilities of reincarnation?

 
 
Krumple
 
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Reply Fri 10 Jul, 2015 11:13 pm
@FBM,
FBM wrote:

Krumple wrote:

All conditioned things are impermanent. This is what the Buddha taught.


Anicca. I haven't found any exceptions so far.


Well according to the Buddha, your original nature is unconditioned. If it wasn't you wouldn't be able to escape conditioned existence.
FBM
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jul, 2015 05:18 am
@Krumple,
That sounds very Mahayana-ish. I haven't seen anything about "original nature" in the Pali suttas. Nor about exceptions to anicca. Maybe nibbana itself, but nothing besides that.
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jul, 2015 05:51 am
Gibberish is gibberish...

...whether it arises in the middle east...or in the sub-continent.
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jul, 2015 05:53 am
@Frank Apisa,
Or said as Ican once said:

What is there in the air of the sub-continent that causes people to suppose their guesses about the true nature of REALITY are better than the guesses of people from somewhere else?


(Paraphrased, of course!)
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neologist
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jul, 2015 09:04 am
@Frank Apisa,
Frank Apisa wrote:
Gibberish is gibberish...
Well. They are talking about reincarnation.
FBM
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jul, 2015 09:22 am
@neologist,
Mighty smug for someone who never posted or accomplished anything substantive during the discussion and who believes he has an invisible friend in the sky running everything.
neologist
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jul, 2015 11:24 am
@FBM,
Well, it's true. I have no knowledge of reincarnation.
Ah. Where is Xingu when you need him?
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Krumple
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jul, 2015 01:37 pm
@FBM,
FBM wrote:

That sounds very Mahayana-ish. I haven't seen anything about "original nature" in the Pali suttas. Nor about exceptions to anicca. Maybe nibbana itself, but nothing besides that.


It is. And you are right, the pali canon doesn't refer to the original nature in those terms. It is just a reference point for the experience of enlightenment. It is not a state. It is just a point when the self has been realized and conditioned arising ceases. All beings began at this point and all beings return to it.
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jul, 2015 05:16 pm
@Fil Albuquerque,
Fil wrote:
Illusions are very concrete things so what is your point?

I was going by FBM's terms, but sure I'll accept your terms.

Fil wrote:
The end result is self justified because you say so?


Self justification? You're beating a strawman.
Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jul, 2015 05:51 pm
@InfraBlue,
You have missed the irony in "self justified"...
...it must be since you present no justification of sorts...

... I wouldn't dare describing a "person" anything more then "ruling context".
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glitterbag
 
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Reply Tue 14 Jul, 2015 08:59 pm
I suppose many concepts or ideas could be probable, but you have to admit reincarnation is a fun concept. Just thinking out loud, not married to any particular point of view.
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HesDeltanCaptain
 
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Reply Thu 13 Aug, 2015 06:16 am
@n0ki,
Reincarnation has a zero percent chance of being as people usually think of it. That said, our atoms don't blink out of existence just because we die, but the unique combination of atoms which make up our brains, our memories and experiences, and thus our individuality ends with death. So while those atoms go on to become part of other things, everything that made us US is gone.
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